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Expedition Earth World Geography: Japan


Konnichiwa! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Japan.  As you know we’re touring Asia currently, and having a ton of fun. This week we focused on Japanese culture, landmarks, and of course food! Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean filled with high-rise cities, imperial palaces, and mountainous national parks. Including thousands of shrines and temples.…

World Geography Japan Unit Study


Konnichiwa! And welcome to our world geography unit on Japan. We’re having a great time as we travel through Asia with our Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum! I’m so glad I took the time to get it all together, it’s really paying off and the kids are having a great time learning about our world!   Here are some more of…

Care package from Japan


We were so excited to receive this awesome care package from one of my readers who lives in Japan! She nicely put together a whole selection full of goodies for my kids! We’re having a blast going through all of it, and my kids and I want to give a HUGE thank you to Marla for her kindness and generosity!…

Japan Craft ~ Karesansui Mini-Garden


We made these fun (again with the messy!) Japanese Karesansui Mini-Gardens today. The idea behind the creation of the sand garden was to symbolize nature using natural materials such as stones, sand and gravel. The gravel was raked in order to create the illusion of rippling water. The use of plants was kept to the bare minimum. I searched for…

Japan Craft ~ Origami


We used Fun with Easy Origami for our project this week. The step by step instructions made it easy, and the book comes with 32 projects and 24 sheets of origami paper. It’s thinner than regular paper and so I think easier to fold. Here are our final creations: The blue one is a pig, the red a Carp, and…

Expedition Earth – Japan


Konnichiwa! We had a great adventure in Japan this week as we went through our Geography Curriculum! I’m so glad I took the time to get it all together, it’s really paying off and the kids are having a great time learning about our world! Here are some of the highlights of the week: Of course we stamped our passports…